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ben stokes' 'supernatural' catch stuns delhi. here's how the world reacts!


first, we saw a stunning catch by ms dhoni which dismissed marlon samuels followed by his ultra-quick stumping to send corey anderson back to the pavilion. but later, the temperature of the game number 52 of indian premier league (ipl) 10 between delhi daredevils (dd) and rising pune supergiant (rps) increased when the most expensive player of this tournament, ben stokes, took a next to impossible looking catch across the boundary line. his extraordinary efforts amazed each and everyone watching the game.it was the last over of the first innings when mohammed shami had to jaydev unadkat and delhi’s team total was 166/7. shami went for a biggie and hit the ball high in the air towards the deep mid-wicket boundary. the ball had almost crossed the boundary line but suddenly ben stokes appe...






watch: ben stokes' 'supernatural' catch stuns delhi. here's how the world reacts


first, we saw a stunning catch by ms dhoni which dismissed marlon samuels followed by his ultra-quick stumping to send corey anderson back to the pavilion. but later, the temperature of the game number 52 of indian premier league (ipl) 10 between delhi daredevils (dd) and rising pune supergiant (rps) increased when the most expensive player of this tournament, ben stokes, took a next to impossible looking catch across the boundary line. his extraordinary efforts amazed each and everyone watching the game.it was the last over of the first innings when mohammed shami had to jaydev unadkat and delhi’s team total was 166/7. shami went for a biggie and hit the ball high in the air towards the deep mid-wicket boundary. the ball had almost crossed the boundary line but suddenly ben stokes appe...






ben stokes stuns the world with his miracle boundary save to stop stuart binny's


ben stokes amazes the cricketing world with one of the finest attempts on the boundary to stop the ball from going over the fence. stokes almost helped his side rising pune supergiants (rps) get another wicket against royal challengers bangalore (rps). it was the 18th over of rcb’s innings. rcb were under pressure, binny was the only hope as he hit a few around the park after shane watson and kedar jadhav.binny tried to take on shardul thakur and hit a monstrous hit towards deep mid-wicket boundary between fielders stokes and daniel christian. stokes had his eyes glued to the bowl and managed to got both hands under the ball. he took the catch but in doing so got off-balance. stokes was tripping over the rope, as soon as he knew that he was going to cross the boundary, he tried to flick ..






ipl 2017, dd vs rps: ben stokes takes a stunner on boundary ropes; watch video


by: express web desk | published:may 13, 2017 3:15 pm ben stokes takes a catch at boundary ropes during rps’ match against dd. (source: bcci)the indian premier league ten’s highest auctioned player ben stokes has certainly proved his worth for his franchise rising pune supergiant. he has a hundred to his name in the ipl 2017 and has picked up wickets on crucial stages and has been clinical in the field as well.during pune’s match against delhi daredevils at the feroz shah kotla ground, ben stokes came up with an all-round performance as he first caused a run-out in a direct throw, then picked up a couple of wickets and later took a mind blowing catch in the deep.it happened on the penultimate ball of daredevils’ innings when mohammed shami smashed a length delivery from jayde...






ipl 2017: i would love to pick ms dhoni’s brains, says ben stokes


by: express web desk | published:april 5, 2017 11:17 pm ben stokes was picked up for a record rs. 14.5 crore in the ipl auction.england all-rounder ben stokes grabbed all the headlines when he became the most expensive overseas player in the ipl history. with rising pune supergiants signing him up for rs 14.5 cr, stokes comfortably dwarfed kevin pietersen, who was bought for rs 9 crore by delhi daredevils in 2014. however, the price tag isn’t much of a concern for the englishman.in a recent interview stokes said, “regardless of the price tag i’ll be looking to perform as well as i can. i always look to perform with the bat and the ball and do good for my team.”this is the first time that stokes will be playing in the ipl and sharing his views on his debut he said, “its a dif...






ben stokes breaks mumbai indians' winning streak


new delhi: rising pune supergiant broke mumbai indians' winning streak of six matches in the ongoing indian premier league, beating them by three runs in a close contest at the wankhede stadium on monday. after being asked to bat, pune posted 160/6 and then put up a resolute defence that was led by ben stokes who took 2/21 in four overs, took a brilliant diving catch and effected a run out, restricting mumbai to 157/8. this was after stokes had scored 12-ball 17 and it was his final over that tipped the balance in pune's favour in which he only allowed seven runs and eventually, the hosts fell short of the target by four runs. pune climbed up to fourth spot with their fourth win of the season. a solid start a clean-shaved ajinkya rahane and rahul tripathi g...






nasty mid-air collision with ben stokes sends steve smith tumbling over the boun


by: express web desk | published:may 4, 2017 4:13 am the noise coming from the crowd meant that ben stokes and steve smith would have been totally oblivious of each other. (source: ipl)rising pune supergiant captain suffered a nasty collision with team mate ben stokes during the indian premier league match against kolkata knight riders at the eden gardens. it was the second-to-last over of the kkr innings and nathan coulter-nile lofted it down the pitch. (results | fixtures | points table)smith ran from long-on while stokes came in from deep-midwicket. the noise coming from the crowd meant that the two would have been totally oblivious of each other as it was a catching opportunity and they had their eyes on the ball. stokes eventually took the catch but ventured over the line, collid...






stokes gone, andre tye takes his second


20:56 ist wicket! ben stokes b andre tye 25(18)20:55 ist dwayne smith continues, he bowls a dot ball to stokes. four! stokes hits the short ball for a boundary over square leg for a four. he takes a single towards long on. tiwary struggles as he plays two dot balls. end of over.20:52 ist suresh raina has introduced into the attack, starts off with three singles from the over followed by a dot ball. stokes on the crease, four! edge and the ball runs away for boundary as third man was standing inside the circle. stokes hits the next one over raina, takes a single.20:49 ist manoj tiwary comes into bat, ben stokes on strike, he takes a single towards mid-wicket. tiwary takes a single towards third man. stokes knock another one for a single. a dot ball to end the over.20:45 ist wicket! steve...






stopped in their tracks | the indian express


written by nihal koshie | new delhi | published:may 13, 2017 1:38 am pune’s ms dhoni falls short of his ground while trying to take a single during the match against delhi at feroz shah kotla on friday. (source: bcci)it was anyone’s game when the strategic timeout was taken during the chase after the 12th over of the pune innings. the equation was 70 off 42, considered gettable in this day and age of t20. pune were three down and had lost their captain steve smith, a match-winner on most days. but ben stokes was still batting and after his 103 not out off 63 against the gujarat lions earlier this season, no target was beyond him.delhi decided to tease stokes and manoj tiwary with marlon samuels’ off-spin after the break. the ploy almost worked. the first ball was hit in the ...






ben stokes' maiden century takes pune home


23:30 ist thanks to stokes’ century, rps beat gl by 5 wickets!23:30 ist stokes could not hit the next one, takes a single off the next ball! christian takes a single off the next delivery. he takes a single off the next ball, just 1 run needed now to win the game! 1 needed off 2 balls! six! christian ends the match with a maximum, that will wrap up the innings!23:27 ist ben stokes hits his first ipl hundred with a boundary! 8 needed off last over23:24 ist thampi to bowl the 19th over, stokes on strike, six! that was a full toss from thampi, sheer power on that shot a maximum for him in the start of the over. stokes pulls again, jadeja rockets towards the ball, restricts it, a couple of runs of that one. stokes plays the next one down the ground, takes a single. 9 runs off the over al...






tymal mills will have more pressure than ben stokes: kevin pietersen


by: pti | new delhi | published:april 5, 2017 6:51 pm tymal mills is a part of rcb in ipl 10. (source: pti)the tag of being ‘million dollar’ buys has its own pitfalls but former england captain kevin pietersen feels “pressure will be a lot more” on speedster tymal mills than all-rounder ben stokes in ipl-10.mills will turn out for royal challengers bangalore while stokes is representing rising pune supergiants.stokes was bought for a whopping usd 2.16 million by pune and t20 specialist mills is now richer by usd 1.9 million.asked about the pressure factor, pietersen, a veteran of 100 plus tests and a sought-after name in franchise cricket, gave an elaborate explanation.“in terms of performances, there will be a lot of pressure on mills. he is getting a lot of money now but m...






ipl 2017, dd vs rps: rising pune supergiant stopped in their tracks


written by nihal koshie | new delhi | updated: may 13, 2017 8:17 am pune’s ms dhoni falls short of his ground while trying to take a single during the match against delhi at feroz shah kotla on friday. (source: bcci)it was anyone’s game when the strategic timeout was taken during the chase after the 12th over of the pune innings. the equation was 70 off 42, considered gettable in this day and age of t20. pune were three down and had lost their captain steve smith, a match-winner on most days. but ben stokes was still batting and after his 103 not out off 63 against the gujarat lions earlier this season, no target was beyond him.delhi decided to tease stokes and manoj tiwary with marlon samuels’ off-spin after the break. the ploy almost worked. the first ball was hit in the a...






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes becomes most expensive overseas player, twit


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 1:27 pm ben stokes became the most expensive overseas player. (source: file)england all-rounder ben stokes has been snapped by rising puner supergiants for a whopping rs 14.50 crore and becomes the most expensive overseas player. stokes, making his ipl debut, entered the auction with a base price of rs 2 crore.mumbai indians, delhi daredevils, sunrisers hyderabad battled it out for his services, while pune entered the foray by bidding for rs. 13.50 cr and then upped their effort with rs. 14.50 cr which proved to be the final price.watch | list of players sold at ipl auction 2017: ben stokes most expensive buy at rs 14.5 crorehe became the most expensive player by edging former england players andrew flintoff, kevin pietersen and australian






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes becomes most expensive overseas player, twit


by: express web desk | published:february 20, 2017 11:10 am ben stokes became the most expensive overseas player. (source: file)england all-rounder ben stokes has been snapped by rising puner supergiants for a whopping rs 14.50 crore and becomes the most expensive overseas player. stokes, making his ipl debut, entered the auction with a base price of rs 2 crore.mumbai indians, delhi daredevils, sunrisers hyderabad battled it out for his services, while pune entered the foray by bidding for rs. 13.50 cr and then upped their effort with rs. 14.50 cr which proved to be the final price.he became the most expensive player by edging former england players andrew flintoff, kevin pietersen and australian batsman glenn maxwell. the england all-rounder will play with ms dhoni, steve smith, faf du p






ben stokes could go for an even heftier price in next ipl auction, says carlos b


by: express web desk | published:may 17, 2017 5:08 pm ben stokes has been a crucial part of his team’s successful run in ipl 10.carlos brathwaite was all praise for rising pune supergiant’s player ben stokes and said that the englishman will be even most costly in the next season’s indian premier league.ben stokes has been a crucial part of his team’s successful run that has got them a seat in the final of the ipl 2017.in an interview with sky sports, brathwaite said, “he has always been a decent bowler. i don’t think one bad night should define his career, and in the aftermath of the world t20 that seemed to be the case.”“he has just continued to do what he has done successfully over the past few years with england.calling him gold star standard, brathwaite said, “i...






when rashid khan foxed ben stokes!


rising pune supergiant took on sunrisers hyderabad in what was an high-octane match for various reasons. rps need a win to solidify their chances and so does srh, both teams in the race for the playoffs. srh won the toss and invited rps to bat. they got off to a detrimental start and that set them back, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. that did not help, but eyes were on ben stokes who was in rich-vain of form and they were expecting him to get going. steven smith was there at the other end and he was happy ticking singles and twos.they were 39 for 2 when ben stokes walked into the middle, they were looking to get the innings back on track. stokes was initially quiet, but then he cut lose as rashid khan was introduced and was spinning the ball into the left-hander. stokes hit






ipl 2017: ben stokes, proving the worth of rs 14.5-crore price tag


by: express web desk | pune | updated: may 2, 2017 1:11 am ben stokes scored his maiden ipl century. (source: bcci)coming to bat at number five, ben stokes would not have though that he would be out in the middle as early as the second over. but such was the top-order collapse for rising pune supergiant that stokes was batting alongside opener rahul tripathi in the second over. pune had lost ajinkya rahana, steve smith and manoj tiwary. and by the time they put on 47 runs on the board chasing 162, they had lost tripathi as well. (results | fixtures | points table)the onus of saving the match and his team was on stokes, the most expensive player of ipl 2017 auction. despite being in such a bad situation, stokes made his intentions clear by hitting the fifth ball he faced for a four...






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes becomes most expensive overseas player, twit


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 2:06 pm ben stokes became the most expensive overseas player. (source: file)england all-rounder ben stokes has been snapped by rising puner supergiants for a whopping rs 14.50 crore and becomes the most expensive overseas player. stokes, making his ipl debut, entered the auction with a base price of rs 2 crore.mumbai indians, delhi daredevils, sunrisers hyderabad battled it out for his services, while pune entered the foray by bidding for rs. 13.50 cr and then upped their effort with rs. 14.50 cr which proved to be the final price.watch | list of players sold at ipl auction 2017: ben stokes most expensive buy at rs 14.5 crorehe became the most expensive player by edging former england players andrew flintoff, kevin pietersen and australian






ben stokes for andre russell should be kolkata knight riders' policy


ben stokes may not be there for the entire season but franchises will want to have him in their team. purists feel ben stokes is the left-handed version of andrew flintoff, a massive compliment! teams like kings xi punjab, delhi daredevils will have him in their radar for sure, but the team we feel will go the distance for the big hitting english all rounder is kolkata knight riders. andre russell’s ban will prompt kkr to really slog it out for this foreign all rounder, horses for courses, as they say!ben stokes has a base price of rs 2 cr and will surely sell at a premium. things that will help him at the auction table is, he has just toured india so he has a fair idea of the conditions. ben stokes knows eden gardens better than any of the foreign players. stokes can hit the ball a fair d






rps 92/3, ipl 2017 live cricket score, dd vs rps, match 52 at delhi: stokes-tiwa


22:58 ist amit mishra comes to bowl, stokes takes a single off the first ball. tiwary on strike, he works the ball for a single as well. stokes takes a single off the next ball. tiwary sweeps the ball towards short fine leg, a dot ball. he takes a single off the next ball towards long off. four! a boundary to end the over, rps 92/3. 22:54 ist pat cummins comes to bowl, a surprising move as it is his first over in the innings. tiwary plays the ball towards short cover, a dot ball. swing and a miss, tiwary wanted to go for a maximum but could not play. four! this time tiwary finds the middle of the bat, gets a boundary towards midwicket. tiwary takes a single towards sweeper cover. stokes on strike, will he attack cummins straight away? what? he lets the ball go into the wicketkeeper’s...






ben stokes should be playing in the ipl playoffs, says kevin pietersen


by: express web desk | published:may 14, 2017 10:38 pm ben stokes scored his maiden ipl hundred (103) against gujarat lions. (source: ipl)from being the most costliest buy of the season to proving his worth, ben stokes, contributed in each and every way in rising pune supergiant’s success this season. pune, who had finished seventh in the previous edition, had a shaky start to the season. however, they later managed to turn around their fortunes and finish second in the league stage.after registering a nine-wicket over kings xi punjab, steve smith-led pune set semifinal clash with mumbai indians. with everything going in their way, pune will now have to find a possible option, who can fit into stokes’ boots.“i think it’s pathetic. an absolute shambles. stokes should be playing...






auction to action: ben stokes gives a bang-for-the-buck


by: express news service | new delhi | updated: april 17, 2017 9:15 am ben stokes was the most expensive player in the ipl 10 auctions. (source: bcci)the fourth-most expensive acquisition in ipl history has had a rather underwhelming baptism into the league. he has been chiming in with an occasional wicket or a stray six. but players of such astronomical price tag are expected to haggle better returns with the bat as well as the ball. he fizzled out with the bat, but showed his fizz with the ball on a humid night in bangalore.he took out the most ruthless batsman of rcb, their skipper virat kohli, what with his phenomenal ability to finish off matches, that almost remorseless killer instinct. stokes versus kohli always feels like the rekindling of an old rivalry. reprieved by manoj ti...






auction to action: stokes gives a bang-for-the-buck


by: express news service | new delhi | published:april 17, 2017 1:56 am ben stokes, ipl 10’s most expensive player, pulls a binny shot back from beyond the ropes to save five runs for pune supergiant. he also took three wickets. bccithe fourth-most expensive acquisition in ipl history has had a rather underwhelming baptism into the league. he has been chiming in with an occasional wicket or a stray six. but players of such astronomical price tag are expected to haggle better returns with the bat as well as the ball. he fizzled out with the bat, but showed his fizz with the ball on a humid night in bangalore.he took out the most ruthless batsman of rcb, their skipper virat kohli, what with his phenomenal ability to finish off matches, that almost remorseless killer instinct. stokes v...






ben stokes' maiden century takes pune home


ben stokes got adjudged as the ‘man of the match’ for his gritty knock of 103 from 63 balls featuring 7 fours and 6 sixes. he rescued rps innings from 10 for 3 chasing a target of 162 at their home ground.23:30 ist thanks to stokes’ century, rps beat gl by 5 wickets!23:30 ist stokes could not hit the next one, takes a single off the next ball! christian takes a single off the next delivery. he takes a single off the next ball, just 1 run needed now to win the game! 1 needed off 2 balls! six! christian ends the match with a maximum, that will wrap up the innings!23:27 ist ben stokes hits his first ipl hundred with a boundary! 8 needed off last over23:24 ist thampi to bowl the 19th over, stokes on strike, six! that was a full toss from thampi, sheer power on that shot a maximum for...






when delhi daredevils top-order fell like 'bicycles in a row' and twitter reacts


it seems that the game number of the indian premier league (ipl) 10 between the mumbai indians and the delhi daredevils (dd) was destined to finish early or the delhi players had this in the back of their mind that they would do it anyhow. otherwise, 24 for 6 wouldn’t have been on the scoreboard while delhi was batting in the second innings. after winning the toss dd skipper zaheer khan opted to field first and the entire squad showed an outstanding batting performance and halted mumbai at 142 and took 8 scalps.but what the hell happened to the delhi squad in the second innings? was there any flight they needed to catch or they were not in a mood to play at wankhede stadium? there has to be some solid reason behind this downfall! by 6.3 overs, 6 batsmen from dd were back to the pavilion ..






ipl live score, dd vs rps: smith keeps pune in hunt after early breakthroughs ag


by: express web desk | updated: may 12, 2017 10:33 pm ipl 2017 live score, delhi daredevils vs rising pune supergiant: pune will look to grab second spot.delhi daredevils post 168/8 against rising pune supergiant in the ipl 2017 contest at the feroz shah kotla on friday. electing to bat first, delhi lost two early wickets but recovered well with karun nair (64) and rishabh pant (36). after the steady stand, marlon samuels (27) made a contribution but the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were not able to cross the 170-run mark. for pune, ben stokes and unadkat picked two wickets each. catch live cricket scores and live cricket updates from the ipl 2017 match here. (results | fixtures | points table)ipl 2017 live scores and updates from dd vs rpstoss: delhi daredevils ...






super stokes seals stunning pune win


new delhi: rising pune supergiant sealed a stunning comeback win against gujarat lions with ben stokes recording a maiden century in match 39 of indian premier leaguematch on monday. rps recovered from 42/4 on the back of a superb unbeaten 63-ball 103 from stokes to chase down 162 with five wickets remaining at the maharashtra cricket association stadium in pune. here we surmise the thriller in five points: ishan leads brisk startishan kishan kept his place at the top despite the return of dwayne smith and he maintained the faith of his captain with a brisk knock. with brendon mccullum for company, kishan was aggressive against the pacers. but it was mccullum who hit the first two fours of the gl innings with a cut through point and a steer to third man using the pace of j...






this spectacular catch from suresh raina will give you goosebumps


this is purely phenomenal. one just really can’t figure out how suresh raina does what he does. the tiny athletic cricketer has got the reflexes of a superhuman, the one who can pull a catch out of nowhere. this catch is just an epitome of the spectacular fielding that he brings into play each time he sets his foot on the playground, raising the bar with every catch-of-the-match.it was the third ball of the very first over into the battle between gujarat lions and the rising pune supergiants. praveen kumar, the right-handed pacer, pitched a good length delivery outside the off stump. ajinkya rahane tried to work it down the third man, but the ball bounced a little more than he had anticipated and caught the edge of the bat. and then, something supernatural happened.captain raina caught a..






ipl 2017: ben stokes becomes the most valuable player in tenth edition of indian


by: express web desk | published:may 22, 2017 4:37 pm ben stokes was bought by rps for a whopping rs 14.5 crores.the most expensive player in ipl, ben stokes, became the most valuable player on sunday. coming into the tournament as the most expensive player in the auctions justified his price tag with some brilliant performances and spectacular hundred and was duly awarded as the most valuable player of the tournament.with the ball, he took 12 wickets in 12 matches with an average of 26.33. this includes a personal best of 3/18. stokes also has a century to his name that he scored against gujarat lions, almost single-handedly leading pune to victory in that match. he has scored a total of 316 runs in 12 matches.ben stokes grabbed all the limelight as he of became the most costliest pu...






rps vs gl: ben stokes smashes 103, leads pune to five-wicket win over gujarat


by: express web desk | updated: may 2, 2017 12:42 am ben stokes came in to bat when pune’s chances of winning the match looked to be in jeopardy. (source: ipl)the most expensive player to come out of the ipl auctions this year played one of the best innings we have seen this season. rising pune supergiant were set a target of 162 to win by gujarat lions. they ended the match with 167 on the board and ben stokes scored 103 runs out of that. (results | fixtures | points table)stokes came in to bat when pune’s chances of winning the match looked to be in jeopardy. they had lost their first three wickets, including that of skipper steve smith, inside the first three overs with just 10 runs on the board. stokes came in at no. 5 and he was given company by rahul tripathi for sometime. ...






rps vs gl: ben stokes smashes 103, leads pune to five-wicket win over gujarat


by: express web desk | updated: may 2, 2017 12:40 am ben stokes came in to bat when pune’s chances of winning the match looked to be in jeopardy. (source: ipl)the most expensive player to come out of the ipl auctions this year played one of the best innings we have seen this season. rising pune supergiant were set a target of 162 to win by gujarat lions. they ended the match with 167 on the board and ben stokes scored 103 runs out of that. (results | fixtures | points table)stokes came in to bat when pune’s chances of winning the match looked to be in jeopardy. they had lost their first three wickets, including that of skipper steve smith, inside the first three overs with just 10 runs on the board. stokes came in at no. 5 and he was given company by rahul tripathi for sometime. ...






teen wrestler fights for transgender right


austin: a high school wrestler in the us state of texas is embroiled in controversy after being forced to wrestle against girls, despite being a transgender boy.17-year-old mack beggs is transitioning from girl to boy, and the governing body for texas school athletics has required him to compete in a weekend tournament by his birth gender, which is female.o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiavideo duration01:22previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:21plays of the weekplays of the weekonce in a hundred year upsets, drought breakers and the return of rugby league, these are the plays of the week.o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiavideo duration01:22video duration01:22o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiao'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiasteve o'keefe took 6 for 35 as ind...






srh vs rps: ben stokes’ edge, naman ojha completes the catch but the left-hander


by: express web desk | updated: may 7, 2017 3:33 pm rashid khan returned with figures of 18/1 against rising pune supergiant. (source: bcci)sunrisers hyderabad might have lost the match against rising pune supergiant on saturday but the afghanistan leggie rashid khan would have been pretty satisfied after he eventually won the battle against all-rounder ben stokes. (results | fixtures | points table)the incident happened in the 15th over of rps innings. rashid bowled a good length delivery that went a bit away from stokes after he tried to come down the track and edged it as suggested by the spinner and wicket-keeper naman ojha. the on-field umpire turned down the appeal as well. but on the very next delivery, the afghan leg-spinner dismantled the wood-work behind the englishman to r...






ipl 2017: jaydev unadkat’s hat-trick, ben stokes all-round show help pune to 12-


by: express web desk | updated: may 6, 2017 8:56 pm jaydev unadkat took a hat-trick off the last over to ensure a win for rps. (source: ipl)rising pune supergiant rose to second on the ipl table when they beat sunrisers hyderabad by 12 runs on saturday. ben stokes was the star of the show for rps as he produced an all-round performance. jaydev unadkat, though, stole some of his thunder by picking a hat-trick and not giving away a single run in the last over of the match. (results | fixtures | points table)pune had a rather unimpressive show with the bat. steve smith, ben stokes and ms dhoni went beyond the 30-run mark. but apart from them, only ajinkya rahane could manage a two-digit total. rps finally ended their innings with 148 runs on the board for the loss of eight wickets. david...






time is right for the illawarra hawks, says tim coenraad


it's been seven long years since the illawarra hawks last contested an nbl grand final series. but after stunning the adelaide 36ers away from home, they are now back in the big dance as history beckons.the hawks are up against defending champions perth wildcats, the same team that defeated them in the 2009-10 grand final series.o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiavideo duration01:22previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:21plays of the weekplays of the weekonce in a hundred year upsets, drought breakers and the return of rugby league, these are the plays of the week.o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiavideo duration01:22video duration01:22o'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiao'keefe's incredible spell stuns indiasteve o'keefe took 6 for 35 as india lost their last seven wi...






twitterati reacts as delhi daredevils register 7-run win over rising pune superg


by: express web desk | updated: may 13, 2017 12:46 am delhi daredevils have won six matches and will be hoping to end their ipl 10 with a win over bangalore.discipline death over bowling helped hosts, delhi daredevils eke out a seven-run victory over rising pune supergiant at feroz shah kotla stadium. chasing a target of 169, pune supergiant stumbled in the beginning of their chase as they lost openers ajinkya rahane and rahul tripathi in first five overs with just 36 runs on board. the 38-run partnership between skipper steve smith and manoj tiwary brought the visitors back in the game. however, it was the partnership between tiwary and ben stokes which helped them provide some fight to the hosts.tiwary anchored pune’s chase as he scored 45-ball 60 which had five fours and three s...






‘mom i made it’: smallest falcon keeps late mother in his heart


houston — moments before super bowl li kicks off, perhaps during the national anthem, when he closes his eyes, the littlest falcon, who has overcome the biggest odds, will be thinking about the angel forever in his life.“mom, i made it,” taylor gabriel said.“mom, i made it.”made it to the super bowl all the way from abilene christian as an undrafted free agent. made it to the super bowl after the heartbreak of being cut right before the season by the browns after two seasons and 64 catches. made it to the super bowl at 5-foot-8, 170 pounds soaking wet.“she always felt like i was going to be greater than what i thought i was going to be,” gabriel said.kimberly gabriel was right. “if i had a bad game or something, you would think your mom would kind of baby you up and hug you and say, ‘have